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1 Kings 2 - AMP

2 I go the way of all the earth. Be strong and show yourself a man; 3 Keep the charge of the Lord your God, walk in His ways, keep His statutes, His commandments, His precepts, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may do wisely and prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn, 4 That the Lord may fulfill His promise to me, saying, If your sons take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and mind and with all their soul, there shall not fail you a man on the throne of Israel. 5 You know also what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether, whom he murdered, avenging in time of peace blood shed in war, and putting innocent blood of war on the girdle on his loins and on the sandals of his feet. 6 Do therefore according to your wisdom, but let not his hoary head go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) in peace. 7 But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite and let them be among those who eat at your table; for with such kindness they met me when I fled because of Absalom your brother. 8 And you have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite of Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim. But he came down to meet me at the Jordan , and I swore to him by the Lord, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword. 9 So do not hold him guiltless; for you are a wise man and know what you should do to him. His hoary head bring down to the grave with blood. 10 So David slept with his fathers and was buried in the City of David. 11 David reigned over Israel forty years--seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 12 Then Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established. 13 Adonijah, the son of Haggith, came to Bathsheba, the mother of Solomon. She said, Do you come peaceably? And he said, Peaceably. 14 He said, I have something to say to you. And she said, Say on. 15 He said, You know that the kingdom belonged to me , and all Israel looked to me to reign. However, the kingdom has passed from me to my brother; for it was his from the Lord. 16 Now I make one request of you; do not deny me. And she said, Say on. 17 He said, I pray you, ask King Solomon, for he will not refuse you, to give me Abishag the Shunammite to be my wife. 18 And Bathsheba said, Very well; I will speak for you to the king. 19 So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. The king rose to meet her, bowed to her, sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set at his right hand for her, the king's mother. 20 Then she said, I have one small request to make of you; do not refuse me. The king said to her, Ask on, my mother, for I will not refuse you. 21 She said, Give Abishag the Shunammite to Adonijah your brother to be his wife. 22 King Solomon answered his mother, And why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also--for he is my elder brother-- even for him and for Abiathar the priest and Joab son of Zeruiah. 23 Then King Solomon swore by the Lord, saying, May God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah has not requested this against his own life. 24 Therefore, as the Lord lives, Who has established me and set me on the throne of David my father and Who has made me a house as He promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day. 25 So King Solomon sent Benaiah son of Jehoiada, who attacked and he died. 26 And to Abiathar the priest the king said, Get to Anathoth to your own estate; for you deserve death, but I will not put you to death now, because you bore the ark of the Lord God before my father David and were afflicted in all my father endured. 27 So Solomon expelled Abiathar from being priest to the Lord, fulfilling the word of the Lord which He spoke concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh. 28 When the news came to Joab, for Joab had followed Adonijah though he had not followed Absalom, fled to the tent (tabernacle) of the Lord and caught hold of the horns of the altar . 29 King Solomon was told that Joab had fled to the tent of the Lord and was at the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, strike him down. 30 So Benaiah came to the tent of the Lord and told Joab, The king commands, Come forth. But Joab said, No, I will die here. Then Benaiah brought the king word again, Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me. 31 The king said to him, Do as he has said. Strike him down and bury him, that you may take away from my father's house the innocent blood which Joab shed. 32 The Lord shall return his bloody deeds upon his own head, for he fell upon two men more righteous and honorable than he and slew them with the sword, without my father knowing of it: Abner son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah. 33 So shall their blood return upon the head of Joab and of his descendants forever. But upon David, his descendants, his house, and his throne, there shall be peace from the Lord forever. 34 So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up and struck and killed Joab, and he was buried at his own house in the wilderness. 35 The king put Benaiah son of Jehoiada in Joab's place over the army and put Zadok the priest in place of Abiathar. 36 The king sent for Shimei and said to him, Build yourself a house in Jerusalem and dwell there, and do not leave there. 37 For on the day you go out and pass over the brook Kidron, know with certainty that you shall die; your blood shall be upon your own head. 38 And Shimei said to the king, The saying is good. As my lord the king has said, so your servant will do. And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem many days. 39 But after three years, two of Shimei's servants ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And Shimei was told, Behold, your servants are in Gath. 40 So Shimei arose, saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to King Achish to seek his servants, and brought them from Gath. 41 It was told Solomon that Shimei went from Jerusalem to Gath and had returned. 42 And the king sent for Shimei and said to him, Did I not make you swear by the Lord and warn you, saying, Know with certainty, on the day you go out and walk abroad anywhere, you shall surely die? And you said to me, I have heard your word. It is accepted. 43 Why then have you not kept the oath of the Lord and the command with which I have charged you? 44 The king also said to Shimei, You are aware in your own heart of all the evil you did to my father David; so the Lord will return your evil upon your own head. 45 But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord forever. 46 So the king commanded Benaiah son of Jehoiada, who went out and struck down Shimei, and he died. And the kingdom was established in the hands of Solomon.

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4 Pillars of a Man's Heart
Shared by: Brian Bill on Jun, 2016
Summary: To show yourself a man, you must grow yourself in God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,496
Allan Quak avatar
We Don't Need More Pretenders
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: Adonijah, one of the sons of David, set himself up to be the King of Israel. However he was a pretender who constantly sought to tha short-cuts. This passage reminds us that, in God's kingdom, we don't need more pretenders.
Scripture: 1 Kings 1:5-2:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 307
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Sep, 2015
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 332
David Rigg avatar
The Last Words
Shared by: David Rigg on Aug, 2015
Summary: This is the last sermon in a series on the Life of David. It contains his words of advice to his son Solomon which can be useful to us, too. It contains an amusing story.
Monty Newton avatar
In His Old Age
Shared by: Monty Newton on Aug, 2015
Summary: There are life lessons to be learned from observing King David's aging and death.
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-12
Views: 882
Gerald Roberts avatar
"David Lived, David Died, and So will I"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Aug, 2015
Summary: David lived his life but there is an appointment, there is an awakening, and we will all be carried some where. Where will that somewhere be?
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:10-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 398
Michael J McInally Jr. avatar
The Game Plan - Setting a spiritual Game Plan for your life with Jesus
Shared by: Michael J McInally Jr. on Aug, 2015
Summary: Do you have a spiritual Game Plan? We make plans in all other areas of our lives, we have a game plan for our career, for our kids education, or maybe even how you will buy your first home. Let's make a Game Plan for our spiritual lives today.
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,522
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: We live in a time when we need great understanding and wisdom in our families and in our churches.
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:7-3:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 473
Keith Foskey avatar
The Art of Biblical Manliness
Shared by: Keith Foskey on Jun, 2014
Summary: Manliness is a gift from God.
Paul Barreca avatar
Walk Like a Man
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jun, 2014
Summary: KING DAVID is an excellent example of a godly man. He was the killer of bears, lions and Giant Philistines! He was a warrior, Poet, Soldier, Leader. Look at how David encourage his son Solomon to be a man!
C. Philip Green avatar
Show Yourself a Man
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jun, 2014
Summary: Show yourself a man by being a man of the Word and a man of wisdom.
Series: Father's Day
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-9
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 3,332
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jun, 2013
Summary: Homes need a dad & fathers obviously need help. In our passage of Scripture, God teaches us a great lesson on becoming a man from His man David. We become men of God by maintaining our spiritual duties & by wisely fulfilling our practical responsibili
Series: Father's Day
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 29,543
William R. Nabaza avatar
LORD is faithful were not
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Our knowledge of the Holy One and wisdom can't save us from being faithless and unfaithful, it's only the LORD GOD who is faithful. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believer III. OBJECTIVES: To show there's only One Faithful, that is GOD
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:4
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 411
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Elements of Faith
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jul, 2012
Summary: In his last words to Solomon David shares the key to prosperity in life!
Series: True Life
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-3
Views: 2,422
Matt Williams avatar
Shared by: Matt Williams on Feb, 2012
Summary: In 1 Kings, we see the story of a decline of a nation. They go from being a wealthy favored nation to losing it all and becoming slaves. There is much we can learn from this historic book of the Bible.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 1:1-2:46
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,223
Chris Appleby avatar
Solomon For King
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Jul, 2010
Summary: Things aren't always simple in leadership but we need to do all we can to make things right in the end.
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-46
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,180
Brian La Croix avatar
Be the Best Dad You Can Be
Shared by: Brian La Croix on Jun, 2010
Summary: Father's Day message, encouraging dads to step up and be the men our families need us to be.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:2-3
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 2,034
Jerry Stepp avatar
Passing on of a Legacy
Shared by: Jerry Stepp on Jun, 2010
Summary: An up-lifting message for our dad's
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,402
Johnny Palmer avatar
Death of David.
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Mar, 2010
Summary: Everybody dies - even Kings like David.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 1:1-2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,784
David Owens avatar
Famous Last Words
Shared by: David Owens on Sep, 2009
Summary: Final words and lessons from David’s life.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Views: 1,434
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Man Up
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jun, 2009
Summary: A Fathers day message for the men of the church to accept the challenge the Lord gives for us to be all we can be for the Kingdom of God.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 13,060
Alvin Hathaway, Sr. avatar
Be a Man!
Shared by: Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on Mar, 2009
Summary: To be a man means that you will observe what the Lord requires, walk in the ways of the Lord, keep the laws of the Lord. Then, you will receive the promise of God.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,804
Wayne Searls avatar
Shared by: Wayne Searls on Jan, 2009
Summary: PROPOSITION: To motivate the hearer to honor God first with his/her income and to be diligent to be a good steward of what remains.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:3
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 5,401
Scott Kircher avatar
A New Season
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Jun, 2008
Summary: Help to prepare people when wntering new seasons of life. I preached this as we were about to start a building project.
based on 79 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-8:14
Views: 25,354
Nathan Johnson avatar
A Father's Advice
Shared by: Nathan Johnson on May, 2008
Summary: A father’s counsel to His children is the most precious gift, outside of salvation, that any man can give. How you live, not just the words you say or the commands you give, will teach your children.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,337
Mel  Shepherd avatar
How to Die as a Christian
Shared by: Mel Shepherd on Jul, 2007
Summary: How to use your fingers to prepare yourself to die as a Christian.
Scripture: 1 Kings 1:3-2:10
Views: 2,096
Ryan Akers avatar
Dad's...It's In The Genes
Shared by: Ryan Akers on Jun, 2007
Summary: Our world has a definition of what a real man looks like. John Wayne, Vin Diesel are people we look at as a man’s man. But God says a real man is someone who knows what it means to follow him.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 530
Danny Moss avatar
"Walking Tall"
Shared by: Danny Moss on Jun, 2007
Summary: This message stesses what it means to be a man of God, and "walk tall" for Him.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,562
Paul Hammons avatar
The Godly-Father
Shared by: Paul Hammons on Mar, 2007
Summary: Dads are very special people to their kids and they have a tremendous impact on their lives and in our society…
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,688
Scott Carmer avatar
Be Strong, Be Courageous, Be Faithful
Shared by: Scott Carmer on May, 2006
Summary: On his death bed, these are the words of advice given by King David to his son Solomon.
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 7,340